Obtaining separate residences during a divorce is not always an option. Sometimes, a married couple needs to wait until the house sells. Other times, they have to wait for changes to other financial challenges. Hopefully, the terms of the divorce are amicable enough to last another few months under the same roof. If you are considering living with your soon-to-be ex-spouse during a divorce, then this list will help you. We’ve included a few ground rules for living together while separated or divorcing for the potentially uncomfortable situation.
A question we frequently hear from clients is in regard to legal marital separation in Florida, and any benefit it offers relative to the divorce process. Interestingly, Florida is one of eight states that does not recognize legal separation between a couple.
Within Florida, a husband and wife can legally live separately, however state law does not recognize the status of legally separated. In some ways, this absence of legally separated status can make separation easier for some couples, noting that husband and wife can separate without the need for court order. This is especially beneficial when a couple may wish to avoid legal process due to social, religious or professional concerns.